Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 • New Vintage Swing Band • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/24/2014 • Permalink


Beginners welcome, no partner required

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7:30 - 8:00 pm, Fundamental Lesson
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music

Join a fun group of people for a night of Swing Dancing. No partner or experience is necessary. We start off at 7:30pm with a short lesson on a few of the basic steps of swing dancing.

What are you waiting for - give it a try!

Door Prizes ++ Refreshments ++ Snacks

Band: New Vintage Swing Band

Much like fine champagne, The New Vintage Orchestra bubbles with an unparalleled energy and charisma that is sure to keep dancers going all night. Formed by trumpeter Brian Lewis in August of 1992, the band puts forth an incredibly diverse range of musical talent.

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Featured is female vocalist Doris Anne Lewis, singing the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Natalie Cole, Dianne Schure, and many other swing singers.
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The bands “Frank Sinatra” crooner is Ron D’Abruzzo who adds his own special blend to the great American standards.

The swing scene’s resurgence in the late 90’s was undeniable. The New Vintage Orchestra reproduces 1930’s and 40’s sounds using original arrangements from Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, and Harry James, and with special arrangements written by Brian Lewis, the band belts out the sounds of popular dance chart-toppers. Not all of New Vintage’s charts are vintage, however! They also play the hits of Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

The band has backed up such names as The Temptations, Jerry Vale, Connie Francis, Al Martino , Frankie Valli, Bob Newhart and Joan Rivers. Few bands possess the ability to set a room in motion like The New Vintage Orchestra. From the opening downbeat to the last note, screaming brass, gritty saxes, and a strong rhythm section keep the audience jumping the whole night long.

“Standards Aged to Perfection”, The New Vintage Orchestra’s debut CD release, captures the incredible versatility of the group. The album’s eleven tracks include a wide range of classics from the 1930’s and 40’s. From a foot stomping rendition of Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” to the silky smooth lyrical lines of Doris Anne Lewis in “And the Angels Sing”, to a rousing, jazzy finale of “When the Saints Go Marchin’ In”, the band is sure to entertain, and, like that bottle of bubbly, only gets better with time.

Contact: Brian Lewis
E-mail:
Phone : (516) 742-3961
Website: http://www.lewismusicstore.com

Venue: Brush Barn

Brush Barn

The Smithtown Historical Society’s Brush Barn is located behind the historic Epenetus Smith Tavern at 211 East Main Street, Smithtown NY 11787 and is not visible from the street. About 0.2 miles east on Main Street from the intersection of Route 111 and Route 25 (Main Street).  There is a white house that is #211 (Epenetus Smith Tavern) and a gravel drive beside the house.

Epenetus Smith Tavern

Frank Brush Barn

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Saturday Band

$15 General Admission, $13 Students with current ID, $10 SDLI Members

Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 • The Suffolk Theater Gala • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 02/24/2014 • Permalink


The Suffolk Theater at 118 East Main St in Riverhead, is having its 1st Anniversary Gala on March 1 , where you can dance the night away with HBO’s Boardwalk Empire’s Vince Giordano & the Night Hawks starting at 8PM.  Tickets are $45. They have extended a 10% discount on the tickets to Swing Dance Long Island members, making the ticket price $40.50 each.  The theater is cabaret style seating and a prix fixe dinner can be purchased for an additional $35 which does not include tax and gratuity.  The box office can be reached at 631- 727-4343. 

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Here ticket link:

https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&e=2f4f31de44eb0268291222e730fe2fa5

Venue: Suffolk Theater

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The Suffolk Theater has re-establish the cinema/ playhouse tradition in downtown. The last five years has been a fascinating restoration process of the Art Deco cinema space into a full- service performing arts center. The theater will be providing diverse programming for all ages, from live entertainment, music and plays to movies and catered affairs. Programming onstage at the Suffolk Theater will range from Country to Comedy – from Classical to Contemporary – the very best touring artists available – their goal is to bring a broad range of performing artists to the Suffolk Theater stage that will appeal to every resident and visitor to the east end of Long Island.

118 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 727-4343
Web: http://suffolktheater.com/

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Mar 4, 2014 • Mardi Gras Swing Party • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 02/24/2014 • Permalink


March 4th is Fat Friday down at the Moose Lodge. Come on down and be part of the celebration.

Frank will be DJ this evening.

Beginners welcome, no partner required

7:30 - 8:00 pm, Fundamental Lesson
8:00 - 11:00 pm, dancing to live music

Join a fun group of people for a night of Swing Dancing. No partner or experience is necessary. We start off at 7:30pm with a short lesson on a few of the basic steps of swing dancing.

What are you waiting for - give it a try! 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 • Ballroom Lessons • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 02/17/2014 • Permalink


Ballroom lessons every Thursday evening from then on starting @ 8 pm . It is $15 to walk in for the lesson or $10 if you sign up ahead for all 4 classes in the series. Lessons are taught under the direction of Patti Pannibianco . January starts the series of Rumba lessons . Contact Maria @ 631-974-4753 for further info.

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 • West Coast Swing Instruction at Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/29/2013 • Permalink


A beginner west coast swing lesson given by Ellen will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM our DJs will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 • Gail Storm Blues Band • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/29/2013 • Permalink


Get your West Coast Swing Dance moves on! Gail Storm will be playing that blues music you love to swing to.

A beginner East Coast lesson will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome. 

Band: Gail Storm Band

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BOOGIE WOOGIE, TRADITIONAL BLUES, SWINGIN’ CLASSIC JAZZ STANDARDS, BALLADS AND MORE!: The Gail Storm Band does it all with Storm on keyboards and vocals AND her phenomenal sidemen-and women! Gail is a true performer as she reinterprets the classics and delivers the message directly to your dancing feet.

Gaye Adegbalola of “Saffire - The Uppity Blues Women”:

“Gail embodies the special ‘joie de vivre’ of a blues woman....Her boogie treatments make me want to shake my bootie, but the slow tunes hit me deep in the gut....On her debut CD, Just the Blues, she captures that joy, that special spirit...it becomes contagious to the listener!”

Gail Storm is a New York based singer/songwriter/pianist who performs in NY as well as on the national and international circuits. Her blues stylings embrace the root music she cherishes and provide a refreshing frame to other genres, such as classic jazz, pop and original compositions. Though Gail draws her musical influences from traditionally-based performers such as Meade Lux Lewis, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, and Louis Jordan, many of her fans compare her to modern day performers such as Diana Krall and Marcia Ball. The “Storm” is known to have a “heavy left hand” as demonstrated by her strong, rhythmic bass lines-particularly evident in the “boogie woogie”. Repertoire ranges from traditional blues and boogie woogie to swingin’ classic jazz standards, ballads, pop, and originals thrown into the mix.

Ms. Storm regularly performs in a wide variety of venues (solo or as bandleader) and has radio, film and television appearances to her credit. She has opened for Maria Muldaur, Henry Butler, and Bakithi Kumalo (of Paul Simon ). She has shared the stage with greats such as Charlie Sayles and Sarah McLawler. As bandleader, Gail has had such notable sidemen such as WyCliffe Gordon, Jerry Weldon, Toby Walker, and Adam Rapa. In addition to her performance schedule, Gail also leads multi-media music themed presentations (eg “Women In The Blues”, “Tribute to Carole King”, “The Essential Blues"), conducts Music and Art Workshops, and provides music lessons. She has been on staff at the award-winning Augusta Blues & Swing Week.

Discography includes her trio studio recording:  “Just The Blues”, a live sextet recording “Live At The Vail-Leavitt”, and a jazz collaborative work “Duets”. She is currently working on releasing a recording of original work in 2013-stay tuned!

Website: www.GailStormMusic.com

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

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Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday Band

$15 General Admission, $13 Students with current ID, $10 SDLI Members

Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 • Ballroom Lesson at Moose • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/17/2014 • Permalink


Ballroom lessons every Thursday evening from then on starting @ 8 pm . It is $15 to walk in for the lesson or $10 if you sign up ahead for all 4 classes in the series. Lessons are taught under the direction of Patti Pannibianco . January starts the series of Rumba lessons . Contact Maria @ 631-974-4753 for further info. 

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 • Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack! - at Suffolk Theater • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/17/2014 • Permalink


Cherry Poppin Daddies and the Bobby Volkman Trio at the beautiful and retro Suffolk Theatre in Riverhead
Free Dance Lesson at 7:30 PM
Dance Contest at 8:00 PM with live music by the Bobby Volkman Trio
Trophies and Prizes
Dress Vintage
Dedicated Wood Dance Floor
$35 dollars if you call the box office and mention the SDLI discount
118 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901 | (631) 727-4343

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies Salute the Music of the Rat Pack!
Modern swing on down to the hottest modern swing band around the “Cherry Poppin Daddies”! A mix of swing, rockabilly, ska, modern rock, your toes will be a tappin if your feet aren’t dancin! Best known for their hit “Zoot Suit Riot”

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Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Suffolk Theater

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The Suffolk Theater has re-establish the cinema/ playhouse tradition in downtown. The last five years has been a fascinating restoration process of the Art Deco cinema space into a full- service performing arts center. The theater will be providing diverse programming for all ages, from live entertainment, music and plays to movies and catered affairs. Programming onstage at the Suffolk Theater will range from Country to Comedy – from Classical to Contemporary – the very best touring artists available – their goal is to bring a broad range of performing artists to the Suffolk Theater stage that will appeal to every resident and visitor to the east end of Long Island.

118 E Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Phone: (631) 727-4343
Web: http://suffolktheater.com/

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014 • Tuesday Swing Dance At Moose Lodge • SDLI

Posted by Tom on 12/29/2013 • Permalink


A beginner East Coast lesson will be given at 7:30PM to get you on the floor. At 8PM our DJs will be playing some of their great swing dance tunes. A few ballroom dances will be in the mix as well.

The recently renovated Moose Lodge has a fabulous, HUGE 1000 square foot dance floor, freshly painted walls, new ceiling, new lighting & plenty of tables to relax and chat.

No partner is needed and beginners are always welcome. 

Band: DJ Music

Music will be provided by DJ.
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Image CC2.0-A: tatsuhico / Flickr

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Organizer: Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. (SDLI)

Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. is an all volunteer, not for profit organization dedicated to the promotion of swing dancing on Long Island, New York.

image

Join a friendly group of people every Tuesday evening for a mix of East Coast Swing, Savoy Lindy Hop, Hollywood Lindy, West Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag and some Ballroom dancing.  No partners are needed and beginners are welcome.

Pricing: Tuesday DJ

$8 General Admission, $6 Students with current ID, $5 SDLI Members

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 • Ballroom Lesson at Moose • Not a SDLI Event

Posted by Tom on 03/17/2014 • Permalink


Ballroom lessons every Thursday evening from then on starting @ 8 pm . It is $15 to walk in for the lesson or $10 if you sign up ahead for all 4 classes in the series. Lessons are taught under the direction of Patti Pannibianco . January starts the series of Rumba lessons . Contact Maria @ 631-974-4753 for further info. 

Venue: Huntington Moose Lodge

Huntington Moose Lodge

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631 Pulaski Road
Greenlawn, NY 11740-1703
(631) 757-2777

Organizer: This is not a Swing Dance Long Island Event (Not a SDLI Event)

The listed event is NOT sponsored by Swing Dance Long Island, Inc. This event was thought to be of interest to our SDLI’s members. Before traveling, always verify the event information directly with the organizer’s website, since things change and events do get canceled.

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